2020 Human Rights Day: Join the conversation with JDPMC on 91.7 fm

Justice, Development and Peace Makers’ Centre (JDPMC), Osogbo is a registered Faith-based, Charity, Non-Governmental, Non-Political, and Not–for-profit Organization established according to the mandate of the Vatican’s Department of Church and Society of the Catholic Diocese of Osogbo. It carries out the prophetic mission of the Church in the world through the social transformation of the society without any bias to race, gender, religion, tongue and colour.

The Justice and Human Rights Department of the Organisation focuses on the promotion of fundamental human rights through the Championing of legal reforms, defense of vulnerable persons and human rights education. As part of its activities to mark the 2020 Annual Human Rights Day, the Department is organizing an on air panel session to discuss the appearing problem of human rights violation in Nigeria in relation to civil protests.

We therefore write to respectfully invite you to the programme coming up as follows:


Topic: Human Rights in the light of Civil Protest in Nigeria.

Date: 10th day of November, 2020

Time: 1-2pm.

Venue: Rave Fm, Agunbelewo, Osogbo.

While thanking you for your consideration and anticipated acceptance, we ask the Lord to bless you with uncommon wisdom and keep you safe at all times.

Democracy Day: “Rise up to your Gender role to fix lacuna in Governance”-Lagbenro urges Women

A good governance and gender role expert, Tolu Lagbenro has characterized gender role and equality in Nigeria’s political and socio-economic context as a key to service delivery in good governance which every Nigerian woman must rise up to in order for the nation to reach her enviable height as a giant of Africa.

Lagbenro stated this while featuring on a special edition of live programme in commemoration of the Democracy Day organized by the Justice, Development and Peace Makers’ Centre (JDPMC), Osogbo on a frequency modulation of 91.7 Rave fm with a topic ” The need for Women’s participation in politics and Community Development” 

The good governance and gender role expert noted that the era of gender imbalance and inequality had overstayed its welcome in Africa where a woman could only be seen but not to be heard. Even, in some situations her participation or contribution towards the development of her immediate community, state and nation could be regarded as a taboo.

She stressed that time has changed as women’s quotas now played pivotal roles in face lifting the political and socio-economic values of the country in which an attempt to downplay its worth might undermine the progress and the gains of Nigeria.

while calling on Nigerian Women to renew their interest and unity of purpose to fill in the vacuum in governance so as to raise the bar of performance. she also appealed to political actors, non-actors, opinion formulators, Captains of Industry, Technocrats in all fields to create a level playing ground with enforcement frameworks for all genders to thrive in Democracy.

HATE SPEECH BILL: “A booby trap on the high way of freedom of expression “ says a Media Guru.

A media doyen who is also the Chief Executive Officer of a popular radio station ‘Rave fm’ in Osogbo, Osun State, Mr.Femi Adefila and the Director of Social Communications Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Osogbo, Rev.Fr. Francis Idowu have charged the Federal Government to desist from pursuing the cause of criminalizing hate speech but rather pay attention to the people’s cry and yearning. Read more